Conclusion: So how good is it? Well that really depends on what you’re in the market for. If you can stroll through most historical RTS games with your eyes shut and have a hunger for something to really get your teeth into, then Liberation offers the perfect 3 course meal along with complimentary with after-dinner mints. If however, you’re looking for a fun looking WWII game to give to your history-mad yet gaming-inexperienced uncle, stay well clear.
Conclusion: Blitzkrieg 2 is a good real time simulator of WWII battles on company regimental level. Once players grasp this system they can immerse themselves in the diverse units and settings and re-fight the great battles of WWII on their PCs. Fans of the second world War will not be disappointed by this offering.
Excerpt: Once again, into the breach! The game’s setting is –surprise surprise- World War Two. You’ll be tasked with leading your armored spearheads to victory by facing overwhelming odds both attacking but on the defensive as well. Blitzkrieg 2 as its predecessor delves into the bloodiest conflict in recent human history, World War Two and lets you take the fates of either US, German or Soviet troops in your hands.
Pros: Fantastic gameplay ideas and new concepts, good campaign length.
Cons: Technical letdown, dated graphics, problematic sound and questionnable AI scripting. Atrocious vehicle pathfinding.
Excerpt: Blitzkrieg 2, an introduction. Amongst the many World War II RTS games there only a few that really stand out. One of the best World War II games we've seen is Blitzkrieg by Nival Interactive. The first game proved to be very popular and it's no surprise to us that there's a sequel. Rather than simply being complacent, Nival Interactive have added quite a substantial amount to this sequel and it's fair to say that most fans of the original game will appreciate the new...
Excerpt: World War II has always been a favorite for Hollywood, mainly because it was a war that lends itself well to the big screen. This was a war of global scale with titanic battles, and there's something awe-inspiring about that. And you can't help but get the feeling that the designers of Blitzkrieg 2 felt the same thing, because this is a World War II real-time strategy game that focuses much more on the popular conception of the war being all about gigantic tank sweeps...
Pros: Cinematic World War II gameplay, with tanks everywhere!, Destructible environments look pretty when they destruct, Lots of missions and variety, play from the Pacific to Europe, Fast-paced gameplay
Cons: Historically flavored, but the antithesis of actual historical accuracy, Incredibly easy on the standard difficulty level, Though pretty, graphics are admittedly dated
Excerpt: Fire up the Panzers and get those bombers in the air as Jim Cobb smashes head-on into CDV's latest real time strategy title, Blitzkrieg 2. Is this a tank-rushing click-fest or a solid strategy title that will please the armchair general? Jim Cobb digs up the old combat boots and gets down and dirty to find out.
Excerpt: World War II tactical 3D games are eye-catching and exciting to play. Older gamers can enjoy them in lighter moments but, more importantly, these products could entice the younger crowd into more serious study of the conflict that still resonates in our world. Thus, the grain must be separated from the chaff constituting most games of this genre. CDV’s Blitzkrieg stood out in the earlier attempts as a game that was the most realistic.
Excerpt: CDV's Blitzkrieg 2 is a hardcore grognard's dream: RTS gameplay simulations of famous WWII battles. Playing as either an American, Russian or German commander, you make the decisions about where and how to deploy your land, air or sea ordinance. The 3D graphics engine makes for some pretty explosions, and the rag doll physics makes the battle truly brutal. Visceral and complex, Blitzkrieg 2 is a must-play for any WWII buffs or RTS fans.
Pros: ups: Number of units and their level of detail, the 3-D engine
Cons: downs: Big battles will destroy your system frame rate, well trod material here